While the prices of raw materials will remain volatile over the next five years, demand from the industry's key buying markets is expected to rebound as the economy recovers. Furthermore, demand for resins and synthetic rubber will be driven by stronger industrial production and construction activity. Finally, a recovery in automobile manufacturing will stimulate modest growth.
This industry is composed of establishments that primarily manufacture resins, plastic materials (i.e. polymers) and synthetic rubber. Key product groups include thermosetting resins, thermoplastic resins and synthetic rubber. Raw material inputs are sourced from other components within the chemical industry and industries involved in the production of petroleum-based feedstock.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.